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dc.contributor.advisorMarshall, David B.
dc.contributor.authorMansell, Paige
dc.date2019-11
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-09T20:30:40Z
dc.date.available2019-09-09T20:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-03
dc.identifier.citationMansell, P. (2019). Local Losses: Experiencing and Commemorating the First World War in Lacombe, Alberta, 1915-1938 (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/110896
dc.description.abstractDuring the interwar period, many Canadians sought ways to commemorate the experience of the First World War and to cope with the devastation caused by the deaths of soldiers. The ways in which these people made sense of what they had experienced has been widely explored by many scholars. However, others have pointed to the need for further study at the local level, focusing on how people’s understandings of the war developed and were influenced by their communities. This study attempts to begin to fill this gap by systematically examining the experience of and the commemoration of the First World War in the town of Lacombe, Alberta, between 1915 and 1938. Using the personnel records and the war diaries digitized by Library and Archives Canada and the local newspapers from Lacombe, this thesis explores a sampling of the war experience, followed by a detailed examination of the local cenotaph, Decoration Day, Armistice/Remembrance Day, and commemorations revolving around the battle of Vimy Ridge. Through this study, the importance of the local community and the centrality of coping with the grief caused by the deaths of local soldiers is emphasized.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectCommemorationen_US
dc.subjectCanadaen_US
dc.subjectFirst World Waren_US
dc.subjectLocal Historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationHistory--Canadianen_US
dc.subject.classificationHistory
dc.titleLocal Losses: Experiencing and Commemorating the First World War in Lacombe, Alberta, 1915-1938en_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberElofson, Warren M.
dc.contributor.committeememberCoates, Donna
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